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RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR

Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 25, 2022
Missiles hit Kyiv as Ukraine capital girds for Russian assault
Air raid sirens wailed over the capital of 3 million people, where some residents sheltered in underground metro stations.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 25, 2022
With the Ukraine invasion, NATO is suddenly vulnerable
A Russia in control of Ukraine and Belarus would change the security architecture of Europe. Can the alliance respond effectively?
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
Dozens of soldiers killed as Ukraine tries to mount an ‘all-out defense’
Initial reports of the fighting suggested that Russian forces had crossed into Ukraine at multiple points, with helicopter-borne troops flying in under the cover of machine-gun fire.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
Ukraine shuts down ports as conflict threatens grain supplies
Russia had earlier suspended movement of commercial vessels in the Azov sea, but kept Russian ports in the Black Sea open for navigation, officials and grain industry sources said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
G7 leaders to condemn Russian attack on Ukraine and discuss sanctions
The meeting will enable G7 leaders to coordinate their responses and urge Russia to prevent a further escalation of the crisis that has already jolted financial markets.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
Climate fears on back burner as fuel costs soar and Ukraine crisis deepens
The perils of a warming planet are no less calamitous now, but debate about transitioning to renewable energy has taken a back seat to energy security.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 24, 2022
From the Ukraine crisis emerges a more resolute Japan
Japan's willingness to declare concretely Russia's Ukraine actions as illegal and in violation of standing agreements is notable, as is its engagement with other world leaders.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
Russia could use cryptocurrency to blunt the force of U.S. sanctions
Sanctions have been a powerful tool for the U.S. because of the dollar's dominance in the global economy, but today's digital marketplace is changing that.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
Biden's own aides feared his sanctions wouldn't stop Putin
Sanctions have become the foreign policy option of first resort, despite a growing body of evidence that they often fail to achieve their goals.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
Many Russians feel deep unease over going to war
Going to war is one of Russians' greatest fears, according to an independent pollster.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 24, 2022
Brent oil jumps to $100 a barrel on Russia-Ukraine tensions
Brent oil surged past $100 a barrel for the first time since 2014 as Russia's dramatic escalation of the Ukraine crisis sparked fears of a disruption to the region's critical energy exports.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
China blasts U.S. sanctions as it seeks to influence Ukraine crisis
Putin's latest moves force Beijing into a balancing act as it supports Russia while trying to portray itself as a responsible global power.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
Biden says U.S. will impose ‘further consequences’ on Russia
'President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering,” Biden said in a statement.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
Raw recruits called up to fight in Russian-backed separatist region
In preparation for the possibility of all-out war, the separatists have been mobilizing men age 18 to 55, and even some older men have joined up.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
EU sanctions Russians linked to Putin but holds back on deploying full sanctions 'arsenal'
Member states of the bloc adopted sanctions Wednesday against 23 high-ranking individuals including banking executives, military chiefs, media figures and a top Kremlin official.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Feb 23, 2022
Putin insulated Russia’s economy. Will Biden’s sanctions hold him back in Ukraine?
The Biden administration might find it has to impose the absolute harshest sanctions — ones that would inflict suffering on many ordinary citizens — or look for a noneconomic option.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Feb 23, 2022
Putin escalation leaves China’s Xi with tough balancing act
Beijing will look to avoid openly criticizing Russia's actions in Ukraine, while affirming its support for the principles of territorial integrity and noninterference, experts say.
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COMMENTARY / World
Feb 23, 2022
Russia and the specter of a permanent Ukraine crisis
The relatively small step Putin took is not a sign of weakness nor the end of the Ukraine crisis. It's the strongest move he could have made in the conspiratorial, hostile world he inhabits.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Feb 23, 2022
Putin moves on Donbas but signals deeper designs on Ukraine
The Russian leader has shifted the crisis into a new, more dangerous phase, suggesting his ultimate aims go far deeper than extending Moscow's sway over two struggling separatist regions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2022
Japan imposes sanctions on Russia and separatist regions of Ukraine after actions by Moscow
The sanctions announced by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida include prohibiting the issuance of Russian bonds in Japan and freezing the assets of certain individuals.

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